A 49ers offense missing key weapons at nearly every position got a bit of a boost before Thursday’s kickoff: Tight end Jordan Reed has been taken off injured reserve and will play against the Packers.

Reed already has shown — albeit, only briefly — he can be a good replacement for tight end George Kittle, who is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his foot. Reed stepped in when Kittle missed two games with a knee injury earlier this season and caught nine passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns in those two outings.

The oft-injured Reed, however, suffered his own knee injury in Week 3 and was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. He was not expected to return to the lineup this quickly and he likely will be on a pitch count similar to the one he had in Week 1 against Arizona. Reed played 10 snaps that day and caught two passes for 12 yards.

Ross Dwelley is expected to get most of the tight end snaps against…





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